An opposition page tracking the violent crackdown on protestors in Iran calling themselves “Rich Kids of Tehran” has shared, “Journalists investigating the death of 17-year-old Iranian girl Nika Shakarimi have discovered through verified sources that she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and then killed by the Islamic republic’s security force.”
They add, “Her lifeless body was forcibly buried by the security forces, and her family members reportedly have been arrested. Her family was prohibited from taking their daughter’s body for forensic investigations. The family is currently under heavy pressure by the regime’s forces.”
It’s just another in a long line of horrifying violent incidents being brought by the Iranian state against people furious over the police murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked three weeks and counting of protests in the street.
Journalist Darush Memar said of Nika’s death, “I have been investigating the murder of Nika Shakarimi for three days. Nika was kidnapped by plainclothes forces on Keshavarz Blvd. According to the information I have from reliable sources, she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. This crime is so shocking that I really don’t know how to handle it.”
On September 20, Nika told a friend she was heading to a protest – she was never heard from again. Her family looked for her in prison, and they were turned away three times. Even once she was turned over for burial, security forces stole her body and buried it miles from where her family wanted her laid to rest.
This is a developing story.